How full is your water glass?
Chances are, if you’re reading this, it can be half full or even overflowing if you simply walk a few feet to your kitchen sink. Or maybe you need to walk up or down a flight of stairs. Darn.
But millions of women and children have to walk miles and miles every day to collect water. And, for 750 million people, it’s not even safe to drink. Something to think about the next time you take a shower (in the U.S., the average family uses 40 gallons per day just to shower).
Every year, experts, business innovators, decision-makers and more gather to discuss global water issues—and work on solutions—at World Water Week in Stockholm (August 23-28).
Listen to this GD myEARTH360 report—GD Meg and I talk about World Water Week plus some sobering water stats—then read on for more info and what you can do to help…
Water is a human right.
And it’s a serious global issue that’s not limited to developing countries. Contamination from fracking or oil/mining spills; pumping water for bottled water; irrigation lawsuits; drought shaming; and more occur right here in the U.S.
Of course, most of us aren’t feeling the impact like the 750 million who lack access to clean water and, even if their glass is half full it’s probably murky.
~ Click here to protect the Clean Water Rule (U.S.)
~ Contribute to Water.org—For every $25, you’ll give someone access to safe water for life.
~ Follow the global conversation on social using the hashtag #WWWeek.
Check out the water.org infographics below to learn more…
Water is not only important to health. It plays a huge role in the economy. According to water.org:
Universal access to water and sanitation would result in an estimated $32 billion in economic benefits per year globally from reductions in health care costs and increased productivity from reduced illness.